Additional training can increase earning potential

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program designed to support jobseekers in obtaining industry-specific credentials and/or certifications that help them secure employment and increase their ability to earn higher wages.

Use the table below to explore jobs that quailfy for WIOA- funded occupational skills training. WIOA participants seeking training in an occupation not on this Demand Occupations list may discuss the appropriateness and relevance with their career advisor.


WorkSource Metro Atlanta provides occupational specific skills training for industries that are stable and provide opportunities for career growth.

Demand Occupations

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Typical Education
Work Experience
On-the-Job Training
Total Jobs
AVG. Hourly wage
10YR New Demand
TitleSOC CodeCategoryTypical EducationWork ExperienceOn-the-Job TrainingTotal JobsAverage Hourly Wage10-Year Total New Demand
Cargo and Freight Agents43-5011Office and Administrative Support OccupationsHigh school diploma or equivalentNoneShort-term on-the-job training2,908$233,428
Construction Laborers47-2061Construction and Extraction OccupationsNo formal educational credentialNoneShort-term on-the-job training19,019$1725,974
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics49-3023Installation, Maintenance, and Repair OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneShort-term on-the-job training11,882$2412,890
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers53-3032Transportation and Material Moving OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneShort-term on-the-job training36,539$2449,501
Light Truck Drivers53-3033Transportation and Material Moving OccupationsHigh school diploma or equivalentNoneShort-term on-the-job training20,237$1928,852
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators53-7051Transportation and Material Moving OccupationsNo formal educational credentialNoneShort-term on-the-job training15,773$1921,994

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